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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Styling Tights for Autumn

When the long, hazy days of summer finally come to an end and autumn is well underway, one of the most exciting things is finding a new wardrobe to go with the new season.

However, I never go out and buy a whole new collection for each season. Instead, I give my existing pieces a new look for the cooler weather, adding jackets, scarves and boots, and find some old mid-season pieces in the back of the wardrobe to show some love to. However, it's not all pre-loved bits and pieces, as I also love to invest in a few key pieces to refresh my wardrobe at the start of each season.

And for me, this season it's tights.

I should start off by saying that tights aren't a staple for me - I'm lucky enough not to have to adhere to a strict work-wear rule in the office, and at home, I'm usually found in jeans. In my mind, tights are for special occasions and pretty dresses, not usually day-to-day life.

But with the weather so interchangeable at the moment, tights make sense. They're warm enough to ward off a chill in the air, but not too warm that you feel as though you're melting the minute you step indoors. Plus, they don't just have to be your usual run-of-the-mill tights - you can experiment with different styles and patterns to really mix things up and let your individual style shine through!

Here are two of my favourite looks I've put together this autumn.

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Image: Lorna Holland
Coat, skirt, cami - New Look; Scarf - Primark; Vest - H&M; Boots - Dr Martens (with custom laces)
Tights - Hunkemoller anti-ladder tights 15 denier

Fun and playful, this is a summer look which I've easily updated for autumn with the addition of a coat, scarf, tights and boots to replace sandals. Most people say that navy and black shouldn't go together, but I love the pairing of this combination with the navy coat and boot lace juxtaposed against the black check skirt and dark tights.

lorna-holland, style
Image: Lorna Holland
Jacket - Peacocks; Top - Apricot; Necklace - Accessorize; Boots - Kimchi Blue
Tights - Hunkemoller scattered flower tights 20 denier

This is a look which combines key colours from the season - the rich brown of the boots and the soft khaki top are definite autumnal shades, while the eye-catching blue denim jacket speaks of clear skies. The flower-patterned tights really set this outfit off, however, with the design reminiscent of the fallen leaves which are so characteristic of autumn.

* This is a collaborative post.

How do you like to wear your tights in autumn? Let me know in the comments below!

2 comments:

  1. Love the plaid skirt--plaid always makes things classy, you know? And the flowery tights are super cute :)

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! These flowery tights are definitely one of my autumn staples this year x

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